International Football History and Statistics

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This site is driven by a unique database of international football and the English Football League including the FIFA World Cup and FA Premier League since their inception.

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On this day in football history

  • 1936 Arsenal, reigning Champions scored for the first time in an away match, at the 5th attempt, winning 2-0 at Charlton. Bobby Davidson and Denis Compton were the scorers. They had previously failed at Brentford, Huddersfield, Wolverhamton and Manchester United. This was an unlikely results sequence for the Arsenal of the 1930s.
  • 1956 Alick Jeffrey, brilliant young Doncaster Rovers inside forward, broke his leg playing for England Under-23's against France in the 0-0 draw at Ashton Gate, Bristol. It was to be seven years before he was able to play in League soccer again. During that time he received insurance compensation, tried a come back with Scarborough Town and broke his leg again. He also had a spell in Australian football. He made his League debut before his 16th birthday and to the end of 1965-66 had scored 96 goals in 175 League games he played. In September 1966 was severely injured in the car accident in which John Nicholson, the club captain was killed.
  • 1961 A record crowd of 104,679 for a floodlight friendly in Britain saw Rangers lose 3-2 to Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park.
  • 1981 In the third qualifying-round tie between Burgess Hill Town and Carshalton had Mrs Liz Forsdick as a lines-women. This is the first instance of a woman officiating in the FA Cup.